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November 24, 2015

Shorties (Bookworm Interviewed Jonathan Franzen, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Covered Tori Amos and more)

Bookworm interviewed author Jonathan Franzen.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart covered Tori Amos's "China."

24 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation Saturday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 313), including Marginal Revolution's best fiction, Kirkus Reviews' best picture books,and the Texas Library Association's multilingual books of the year.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.

CaroineLeavittville interviewed Sloane Crosley about her debut novel The Clasp.

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed author J. Ryan Stradal.

Third Man Records is opening a store in Detroit.

Vulture interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Marc Maron interviewed Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo.

Guernica interviewed author Luc Sante.

Youth Lagoon played a Tiny Desk Concert.

At Bookforum, Margaret Eby listed humorous Southern books.

Stream a new song from The Arcs (co-written with Dave Berman of the Silver Jews).

The New Yorker features new short fiction by Rachel Kushner.

Literary Hub interviewed author Ivan Vladislavic.

The A.V. Club compared covers of Hank Williams' "Lost Highway" with the original.

The photography of poet Philip Larkin.

Paste listed songs about gluttony.

The Economist examined the future of interactive fiction.

Fresh Air interviewed Peter Guralnick about his book Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll.

The Believer interviewed author and filmmaker Miranda July.

The A.V. Club shared a primer to Jamaican dancehall music.

A previously unseen William Faulkner play has been published.

eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
A Sport and a Pastime
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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